The Nigeria Police, Enugu state command has announced that their personnel in conjunction with the Army, Monday afternoon shot and killed three men suspected to be members of the IPOB and ESN who were allegedly trying to enforce Sit-at-home order which had been banned.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said the gory incident took place at Ezioha, Ngbowo in Awgu local government area of Enugu state.
Ndukwe added that the said hoodlums first attacked the patrolling security team before they were “neutralised,” while arms and ammunition were recovered from the deceased and manhunt is on to track the fleeing hoodlums.
“At about 2.15am today, September 18, 2023, a joint security team, comprising Police Operatives of the Enugu State Command, NPF Special Forces, and Troops of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army Enugu, acting on credible intelligence, busted the criminal hideout of IPOB/ESN subversive criminal elements in Ezioha Mgbowo in Awgu local government area, while they were perfecting plans to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in the state.
“Three of the hoodlums that opened fire on the joint team upon sighting them were neutralized, while several others escaped with severe degrees of gunshot wounds in the ensuing gunfight.
“Three pump-action guns, ten machetes, and other incriminating exhibits were recovered, while an intense manhunt for those on the run is ongoing.”